T'ai Smith

T’ai Smith is an assistant professor in the Department of Art History, Visual Art, and Theory and a Wall Scholar in the Peter Wall Institute of Advanced Studies at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver. Recipient of the American Craft Council’s Emerging Scholar Award (2015), her writings have appeared in Art Journal, Art Practical, Grey Room, Journal of Modern Craft, Texte zur Kunst, and Zeitschrift für Medien- und Kulturforschung. Her first book, Bauhaus Weaving Theory: From Feminine Craft to Mode of Design, was published by University of Minnesota Press in 2014. She is currently working on a new book project about the philosophical and economic matrix of fashion capitalism that emerged in the nineteenth century.